Transportability Test of Navy IRSKIT Ammunition Restraint System in 20-Foot Commercial Containers.
DARCOM AMMUNITION CENTER SAVANNA ILL EVALUATION DIV
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The DARCOM Project Manager for Container Systems requested that the DARCOM Ammunition Center conduct a series of transportability tests on 20-foot commercial containers employing a system which provides ammunition restraint. This system is called IRSKIT and was developed by the Naval Weapons Handling Center, which had previously conducted the container-on-flatcar COFC rail impact test of this system. Three containers of varying materials of construction were each subjected to three modal tests. These tests include the trailer-on-flatcar impact test, the road test, and the tilt test. Each container was loaded with a different inert ammunition item. The IRSKIT system was successful in restraining the ammunition lading in all configurations which were tested. This report describes the test program and analyzes the results that were generated. Author
- Containers and Packaging
- Ammunition and Explosives